Ryan Calais Cameron’s For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy
29 Feb – 4 May 2024

Garrick Theatre

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy returns to the West End in 2024
For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy returns to the West End in 2024

Royal Court Theatre, Nica Burns, Hackney Empire, Sarah Verghese Production

Present
The Royal Court Theatre, Nouveau Riche and New Diorama Theatre production

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy
Written and Directed by Ryan Calais Cameron
Original Direction by Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu

Inspired by Ntozake Shange’s seminal work For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is EnufFor Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy is located on the threshold of joyful fantasy and brutal reality: a world of music, movement, storytelling and verse – where six men clash and connect in a desperate bid for survival. Father figures and fashion tips. Lost loves and jollof rice. African empires and illicit sex. Good days and bad days. Six young Black men meet for group therapy, and let their hearts – and imaginations – run wild.

The play was originally conceived by Ryan Calais Cameron in the wake of the killing of Trayvon Martin in 2012 and has been developed over the course of the last decade with young Black men and mental health groups.

NEED TO KNOW: Ryan Calais Cameron’s For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy plays at the Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0HH from 29 Feb to 4 May 2024 | Box Office: 0330 333 48011

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